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WONDEROUS STORIES 12''

Yes

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3 stars A single release from Yes in 1977. Contains "Wonderous Stories" and "Parallels" adding up to over 9 minutes of classic Yes music off of their great album GOING FOR THE ONE. Alan White is the drummer on this single and not Bill Buford. I have always considered "Wonderous Stories" to be a Jon ANderson-type love song but "Parallels" is one of the best songs from GOING FOR THE ONE and I prefer it over "Wonderous Stories" or "Turn of the Century". Very rare release for collectors of Yes only. My friend had a copy a long time ago but not anymore, I think.
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Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Review Permalink
Matti
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3 stars (I don't quite get it: 26 ratings, zero reviews. So here's mine.) Of course you all know these songs, 'Wonderous Stories' and 'Parallels', which both are from the 1977 album Going For The One. A bit strange how they didn't release a single with something else on the flipside. Just think of all the bonus tracks of the album's latest CD edition. Therefor three stars is enough. I do enjoy the lighthearted Jon Anderson composition even though it is sometimes considered too light and a "throwaway". The melody is pretty and the crystal-clear playing has a nice fairytale-like atmosphere.

'Parallels' (written by Chris Squire) is together with 'Going for the One' my least favourite from the album. It is a powerful tune, but the church organ in it feels quite out of place.

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